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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In La Jolla, CA

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. La Jolla, CA offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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NO MATTER YOUR NEED, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.

STORE AT YOUR LOCATION

We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.

STORE AT OUR LOCATION

Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.

CUSTOM STORAGE

Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.

LOCAL MOVE

Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.

LONG-DISTANCE MOVE

Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.

MOVING & STORAGE

We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.

OFFICE USE

Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.

BUSINESS USE

If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level

CUSTOM USE

We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
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At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

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SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.

EVERY ONE OF OUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS FOR RENT IN La Jolla, CA, INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.

COMMERCIAL STORAGE CONTAINERS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN La Jolla, CA

When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

 Storage Containers For Rent La Jolla, CA

Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.

WHETHER YOUR BUSINESS IS COMMERCIAL, HEALTHCARE, GOVERNMENT OR EDUCATION, OR YOUR INTEREST IS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY SHIPPING CONTAINERS, SMS HAS YOU COVERED:

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Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.

CUSTOM CONTAINERS FOR YOUR HOME IN La Jolla, CA

Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

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HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY A SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR YOUR HOME:

With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in La Jolla, CA, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.

MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS & PORTABLE OFFICES TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN La Jolla, CA

We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in La Jolla, CA, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.

HERE'S HOW WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK:

You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

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DETERMINE DESTINATION

Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in La Jolla, CA. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.

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SCHEDULE DATE & TIME

Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINER DELIVERY

Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.

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DELIVERY & SETUP

When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MOBILE CONTAINERS TO Rent, Buy OR Modify IN La Jolla, CA?

Check out our FAQ page or reach out to our helpful customer service team today @

619.369.0295

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Visit La Jolla For Its Scenery, But Stay For Its Prime Snorkeling

San Diego is where all the magic happens. With the city’s magnificent natural beauty, plenty of sunshine, and Mediterranean climate, anyone would love to spend a vacation in California’s oldest town. People will enjoy the beautiful sight of Balboa Park, an exciting visit to the San Diego Zoo, and the best nigh...

San Diego is where all the magic happens. With the city’s magnificent natural beauty, plenty of sunshine, and Mediterranean climate, anyone would love to spend a vacation in California’s oldest town. People will enjoy the beautiful sight of Balboa Park, an exciting visit to the San Diego Zoo, and the best nightlife experience at the Gaslamp Quarter. Moreover, many people come to San Diego to witness the unique Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, stroll around in the beautiful Seaport Village, and explore the iconic Old Town State Historic Park.

However, what is so marvelous about San Diego is its beautiful coastline, perfect for the most fantastic beach vacation. Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, and Dog Beach are some of the stunning spots in San Diego’s coastal area. But nothing beats the city’s most famous neighborhood and its beaches, La Jolla.

Here’s What To Know About The Stunning Coastline Of San Diego’s La Jolla

With seven miles of charming coastline, La Jolla enjoys 266 days of sunny weather per year, making the neighborhood an excellent destination for beach lovers. Moreover, La Jolla is home to the most attractive shopping, lodging, and dining experiences in San Diego. Not to forget the luxurious wellness centers and well-maintained and advanced scenic trails in the neighborhood. The rugged coastline distinguishes the spot, making it perfect for scuba diving and surfing.

Thus, nothing is more magical than exploring the underwater world of this San Diego neighborhood or spending the day conquering the challenging high surf in the area. People visiting La Jolla’s coastline will also be amazed at the sight of sea lions and local seals, among other marine animals. These can be spotted on various La Jolla beaches on any day of the year.

Because of the unique activities and marvelous attractions in La Jolla, many visitors and tourists skip some places of interest in San Diego just for the sake of witnessing all that La Jolla has to offer. Some also extend their vacations to spend an extra couple of days to experience the most of this iconic neighborhood. This is because the daytime activities in La Jolla are endless.

These Attractions And Activities Are A Must-See And Do In La Jolla

One of the most beautiful places on the coast of southern California is the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, where people can watch the various wildlife species, including migrating seabirds, while enjoying the views of the pristine beaches. Visitors to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will also enjoy the moderate hikes with panoramic views of the area.

Other places of interest in La Jolla include the hidden gem of Sunny Jim Sea Cave. There’s also Shell Beach, where people can find the beautiful golden sand filled with tiny shells all over. People can also find the towering cliffs and pristine beaches on the Coast Walk Trail in La Jolla. The neighborhood is also home to the iconic Ellen Browning Scripps Park, Children’s Pool Beach, Windansea Beach, Torrey Pines Golf Course, and other unique, splendid attractions.

Here’s What To Know About Snorkeling In La Jolla

While the many scenic spots in La Jolla are marvelous and a must-see, the neighborhood is also known for the prime snorkeling opportunities, it offers to its visitors. This can be done at La Jolla Cove, a part of the marine reserve. This is where people will have the chance to meet all species of ocean inhabitants. Anyone would want to spend their whole day snorkeling and exploring the deep underwater world in this area.

Those who don’t like scuba diving can still meet the friendly sea lions sunbathing on the sandy beach and the cliffs.

Another iconic spot for scuba divers and snorkelers in La Jolla is San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park which consists of an ocean floor with adjacent beaches of 6,000 acres. People will have the chance to witness fascinating underwater terrain and meet an array of marine species in this park.

The San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park consists of the Marine Life Refuge and Ecological Reserve. It has four distinct habitats. These are the sand floats, kelp bad, submarine canyon, and reefs.

Surfers and body surfers are not allowed on La Jolla’s Boomer Beach. This makes this spot perfect for snorkeling because it is less crowded than others. However, only experienced snorkelers must hit this area because it receives much stronger waves than other places.

Boomer Beach is located on the west side of Ellen Browning Scripps Park on Coast Boulevard.

July 4th Fireworks 2022 Near La Jolla

Patch has your complete guide to Independence Day fireworks shows, parades and other celebrations in and around the San Diego region.LA JOLLA, CA — Happy birthday, America!After a year or two of COVID-related restrictions, cities and towns near La Jolla and throughout the San Diego region are back in the star-spangled swing with Fourth of July parades, events and fireworks extravaganzas.July 4, 2022 falls on a Monday. Do note not all Independence Day events are on that date, with several spread throughout the hol...

Patch has your complete guide to Independence Day fireworks shows, parades and other celebrations in and around the San Diego region.

LA JOLLA, CA — Happy birthday, America!

After a year or two of COVID-related restrictions, cities and towns near La Jolla and throughout the San Diego region are back in the star-spangled swing with Fourth of July parades, events and fireworks extravaganzas.

July 4, 2022 falls on a Monday. Do note not all Independence Day events are on that date, with several spread throughout the holiday weekend or earlier. And always check with organizers to ensure events are proceeding as planned.

Scroll through our annual event guide to find what's going on near you. And have a happy, safe and festive 4th of July, from Patch!

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JULY 4: July 4th Red, White & BOOM! Fest & Fireworks: Legoland. Day includes All-American family picnic, relay races & live performances.

JULY 4: July 4th BBQ & Fireworks: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. Tickets on sale.

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JULY 4: July 4th Fest & Fireworks 2022: Elite Athlete Training Center. Event is free.

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JULY 2: July 4th Weekend 'Crown City Classic 12K, 5K & Kids' Run' - Includes Crown City Half Mile for kids 12 and under.

JULY 2: Annual 4th Of July Rough Water Swim. Categories for adults & youth.

JULY 3: C4 Foundation July 4th Weekend Concert & Fundraiser: Hotel Del Coronado. Tickets include live entertainment & hors d’oeuvres.

JULY 4: July 4th 'Big Bay Boom' Fireworks. Four barges & multiple viewing sites.

JULY 4: July 4th Parade, Navy Leap Frogs, Concerts & Fireworks. A jam-packed Independence Day is planned!

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JULY 4: Powerhouse Park July 4th Parade. Check link to Del Mar Foundation for updates on annual Independence Day event.

JULY 4: San Diego County Fair July 4th Fireworks. Ticket includes fair admission & grandstand seating.

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JULY 4: 4th Of July Fireworks. Show begins at 9 p.m.

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JULY 4: Olivenhain July 4th Bike Parade & Potluck. Pack a picnic! Music planned, too.

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JULY 4: July 4th Concert, Fest & Fireworks. Country music star Lorrie Morgan & Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band are among entertainment headliners.

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JULY 4: Rotary Club July 4th Pancake Breakfast. With color guard, face painting & dog show, plus proceeds benefit Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.

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JULY 4: 4th Of July Fireworks: Pier Plaza. Annual event that draws some 90,000 attendees.

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JULY 4: 4th Of July Parade, Military Fly-Over & BBQ. A hometown celebration at its finest!

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JULY 4: July 4th Fireworks at Cove. No announcement yet if fireworks are planned for 2022 from the La Jolla Community Fireworks Foundation. Check link for updates.

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JULY 4: Lake Murray July 4th Music Fest & Fireworks. Games between band sets, plus day-long scavenger hunt.

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JULY 4: July 4th Fireworks. UPDATE: CANCELED.

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JULY 3: 3rd of July Fireworks. It's the "the long-awaited return" to Mission Bay!

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JUNE 30-JULY 4: July 4th Week Carnival & Fireworks. Miss National City Educational Pageant & fireworks on July 2.

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JULY 4: 4th of July Fireworks. Not planned at the OB Pier for 2022, according to Ocean Beach MainStreet Association.

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JUNE 25: Annual Independence Parade: Downtown. This year’s theme: "Oceanside Strong."

JULY 3: 3rd Of July Fireworks Celebration. Featuring live entertainment, fun zone, inflatables, picnic area, food & more at new location for 2022.

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JULY 4: Olivenhain July 4th Bike Parade & Potluck. Pack a picnic! Music planned, too.

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JULY 4: July 4th Veterans Park Ceremony. Shuttle service available.

JULY 4: Old-Fashioned 4th Of July & Fireworks. "Celebrate our country’s independence 'turn-of-the-20th-century-style.'"

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JULY 4: July 4th Family Picnic & Fireworks. A community tradition at Olive Peirce Middle School.

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JULY 4: 'Spirit Of The Fourth' Parade & July 4th Fireworks. Live music planned for fireworks show.

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JULY 1-4: July 4th Weekend Fireworks: SeaWorld. Fireworks visible throughout the 100+ acre park.

JULY 4: July 4th 'Big Bay Boom' Fireworks. Four barges & multiple viewing sites!

JULY 4: Lake Murray July 4th Music Fest & Fireworks. Games between band sets, plus day-long scavenger hunt.

JULY 4: USS Midway Museum July 4th Celebration & Fireworks Viewing Party. Limited number of tickets will be available.

JULY 4: July 4th Celebration & Fireworks Viewing: Maritime Museum. One of S.D.'s top fireworks-viewing spots.

JULY 4: 4th of July Cruises. Options include dinner cruise, spectator cruise & open-air jet boat.

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JULY 4: July 4th Carnival & Patriotic Dog Contest: Lakehouse Hotel. Admission free, but advance registration requested.

JULY 4: July 4th Festivities & Fireworks: Bradley Park. "One of the most spirited 4th of July celebrations in North County."

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JULY 3: Independence Day Festival & Fireworks At Border. Not planned for 2022.

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JULY 4: July 4th Fest, Concert & Fireworks. With food vendors, patriotic ceremony & 80z All Stars band. Advance purchase required for parking.

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JULY 4: Scripps Ranch 4th Of July Run & Ride. Bike & walk/run options include family fun run, 10K, gravel & street bike rides.

JULY 4: July 4th Parade: Hoyt Park, Scripps Ranch. A true "small town" tradition in its 51st year.

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JULY 4: July 4th Run, Parade, Music & Snow: Standley Park. Multiple activities fill the day — car show, concert, bike & pet parade, food & community booths, book sale & a snowy play area — to highlight a few.

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JULY 4: July 4th BBQ, Concert & Fireworks: Brengle Terrace Park. Ticket sales underway.

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Guest commentary: La Jolla Town Council made some big strides in the past year and missed some opportunities

Transitions are a time for reflection and a time for looking forward. With my time as president of the La Jolla Town Council at an end, I find myself in that position.On the one hand, I’m looking back over the year at what was accomplished and how we grew. Naturally, this reflection also settles on missed opportunities and areas of improvement.On the other hand, I’m looking prospectively at how LJTC might mature and develop as an institution.First and foremost, LJTC had no real social media presence when I to...

Transitions are a time for reflection and a time for looking forward. With my time as president of the La Jolla Town Council at an end, I find myself in that position.

On the one hand, I’m looking back over the year at what was accomplished and how we grew. Naturally, this reflection also settles on missed opportunities and areas of improvement.

On the other hand, I’m looking prospectively at how LJTC might mature and develop as an institution.

First and foremost, LJTC had no real social media presence when I took over as president. As I stated in an earlier guest commentary, my goal was to fill the gap and ensure a real presence in the community. As of today, the Instagram page has almost 900 followers. Countless businesses have engaged with our posts and come to rely on them for information.

Our page is connected to lajolla.ca, and we have co-sponsored beach cleanups with them and others on several occasions.

On my watch, LJTC also developed a presence on nextdoor.com, which allowed us to reach more people with relevant updates.

Moreover, I wanted to encourage a more robust version of “retail politics,” so I went on behalf of LJTC to the Kiwanis pancake breakfast, the La Jolla Half Marathon and La Jolla Youth Baseball. I’m particularly proud of our association with LJYB President Scott Blumenthal, whose vision of positive outreach and apolitical public service aligns neatly with LJTC’s vision and raison d'être. We as an organization had never volunteered with or for LJYB, and now, after flipping hundreds of hamburgers and displaying a beautiful banner, we are a known entity.

There were some missed opportunities. I wish we had cultivated a better presence at the La Jolla Open Aire Market. It’s a great place to engage in glad-handing and conversations with locals.

I also wish I had had more time to organize events that dealt specifically with problems locals face every day. For example, we could have hosted an event to truly and openly discuss the pros and cons of metered parking in La Jolla. Many — if not most — merchants are opposed to the idea, and LJTC never took a public stance one way or the other. We should, at the very least, have brought together a panel of experts to discuss the topic. Being afraid of addressing seemingly intractable problems will not get us closer to a resolution. The same goes for the closure of Point La Jolla or the burgeoning problem of unlicensed and unregulated street vending.

Taking over during COVID restrictions presented some unique and unprecedented problems for a group dedicated to increasing human connections, and the challenge of restarting in-person meetings was real. But this inspired our hybrid form of meetings, in which members of the public could join either in person or virtually. There were technological challenges at the outset, to be sure, but this led to new devices being installed at the Recreation Center. The result has been an increase in participation and membership. (New trustees recently were sworn in and website/Zoom traffic has jumped.)

All of this leads naturally to the final part of the transition. Where does LJTC go from here? First and foremost, I’m not going anywhere. True, I left for several reasons, the most important of which is connected to my obligations as the founder of a new law firm in town. But our bylaws make me the past president and a member of the executive committee for one year, so I look forward to serving with our new team and our new president, Jerri Hunt. I have no doubt Jerri will increase outreach with her Hometown Heroes event and others we haven’t even imagined.

It’s been said that the major responsibility of democracy is participation. I couldn’t agree more. LJTC will mature as an organization if it harnesses the increased technological and human connections established over the past year while simultaneously remaining committed to its core values: giving people a feeling of involvement, allowing them to form associations and empowering them to freely and fully participate.

To our new trustees, I leave you with the words of William Ward: “Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than dream: work.” You now have a real opportunity to make a positive difference, and I encourage you to seize it.

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as president of the La Jolla Town Council, and I’ll be forever thankful. I look forward to seeing you around town or at one of our meetings. ◆

Eppig Brewing Announces A New Satellite Tasting Room In The Village of La Jolla

SAN DIEGO, California – Eppig Brewing is adding a tasting room in the Village of La Jolla, targeting an opening date by the end of the summer season. Located at 1273 Prospect Street, the 1,300 square foot tasting room takes the space of a former art gallery, and will feature an intimate patio area from which imbibers can people-watch and glimpse the Pacific Ocean. It will be the only local craft beer drinking establishment in the neighborhood since Karl Strauss closed its brewpub location in early 2021.Offering ...

SAN DIEGO, California – Eppig Brewing is adding a tasting room in the Village of La Jolla, targeting an opening date by the end of the summer season. Located at 1273 Prospect Street, the 1,300 square foot tasting room takes the space of a former art gallery, and will feature an intimate patio area from which imbibers can people-watch and glimpse the Pacific Ocean. It will be the only local craft beer drinking establishment in the neighborhood since Karl Strauss closed its brewpub location in early 2021.

Offering diverse styles of award-winning beer coming out of their North County production facility, Eppig Vista Brewery & Bierhalle, this will be the swiftly-growing brewery’s 3rd location to satiate local drinkers’ craving for traditional German-inspired lagers, fresh-fruited sours, and clear, refreshing IPA’s.

During 2020-21 Eppig Brewing was able to operate a successful, short-term tasting room in North Park during a gap between tenants at the former Waypoint Public location.

“The success of our North Park pop-up proved that new locations were not only viable, but necessary to get more of our award-winning beers in the hands and mouths of our fans across the county,” said Eppig co-founder Todd Warshaw. “We’ve been eyeing multiple options for a more permanent outpost ever since, and this was an obvious choice in terms of prime location as well as working with a property owner eager to have us join the neighborhood.”

ABC licensing paperwork is currently in progress and Eppig has set an aggressive goal to be serving by Labor Day. Over the next 6 months, Warshaw and his team will pursue permits for significant renovations.

“We expect to close for a couple months to extensively renovate and re-imagine the space in early spring 2023. The plan is to add cold storage with an integrated tap system, an open storefront to take advantage of the ocean breezes, expanded outdoor seating, and more signature Eppig Brewing touches” said Warshaw.

The new location will be in great company in La Jolla Village, within walking distance of a collection of San Diego’s most iconic restaurants, such as legendary George’s At The Cove, Eddie V’s and Duke’s. The new tasting room will aim to be the perfect all-day location for local diners, shoppers, and tourists to enjoy Eppig Brewing’s traditional as well as innovative beers between the other activities that draw so many to the Village of La Jolla.

ABOUT EPPIG

Eppig Brewing is an independent, family-owned and operated San Diego brewery based in Vista, CA, with a satellite tasting room in Point Loma, CA and one coming soon in La Jolla, CA. Founded in 2016 and rooted in a rich Bavarian family history of brewing lagers and traditional styles, they quickly moved up the ranks in the highly competitive craft-centric market of San Diego.

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Arguments for and against Point La Jolla closure plan continue as April Coastal Commission review nears

Ahead of a planned California Coastal Commission hearing in April on the city of San Diego’s proposed seasonal closure of Point La Jolla, representatives of all sides of the issue aired their concerns and comments to the commission during its three days of online meetings last week.On March 9, docents from the Sierra Club Seal Society asked for a year-round closure of the area, rather than seasonal, and criticized other terms of the proposed closure. Point La Jolla is a rocky area between La Jolla Cove beach and Boomer Beach whe...

Ahead of a planned California Coastal Commission hearing in April on the city of San Diego’s proposed seasonal closure of Point La Jolla, representatives of all sides of the issue aired their concerns and comments to the commission during its three days of online meetings last week.

On March 9, docents from the Sierra Club Seal Society asked for a year-round closure of the area, rather than seasonal, and criticized other terms of the proposed closure. Point La Jolla is a rocky area between La Jolla Cove beach and Boomer Beach where sea lions go on land to rest and give birth.

In the days that followed, other speakers argued for continued access and more scientific study of the area.

The city recently applied for a coastal development permit to close Point La Jolla daily from May 25 to Sept. 15, during much of the sea lion pupping season, which is commonly recognized from June 1 to Oct. 31. The move comes after nearly a year of complaints from sea lion advocates about coastal visitors harassing, and in a few cases harming, the marine mammals and their pups.

The proposed action is similar to the city’s five-week emergency closure last August and September in that it would include posted signs, a K-rail barrier and a chain to cordon off the beach access stairs at the border of Point La Jolla and La Jolla Cove.

But Seal Society docents and others asked for additional restrictions.

Leading off an organized presentation by animal advocates, Paul Emus showed a video documenting what he called “sea lion harassment,” consisting largely of images and video of people touching sea lions that were resting on land, getting close to them for photos or walking past them to access the beach.

Docent Jonathan Harrison of La Jolla said the situation is a “crisis that has become more urgent” with an “unprecedented crush of visitors.” He criticized the city for a lack of a regular ranger presence.

San Diego’s fiscal 2022 budget comes with funding for two more park rangers and a chief ranger, and city spokesman Tim Graham said earlier this month that the city anticipates having a daily ranger presence in the Point La Jolla area by the end of April.

Docent Nathan Brenner asked commissioners to consider “a total closure … of the entire area from May 1 to Oct. 31 and preferably year-round.”

Docent Elena Tillman argued that “if sea lions are present during pupping season, no one should be accessing the area. … It is monkey see, monkey do. Well-intended divers and watermen that walk down to Boomer Beach or to Point La Jolla can attract tourists down in droves.”

Sierra Club Seal Society Chairwoman Robyn Davidoff said: “Keeping people apart from sea lions enhances public safety and aligns with the Marine Mammal Protection Act. ... A year-round closure and ranger program is necessary to keep people and sea lions apart.”

Docent Carol Archibald said the proposed 3½-month closure is “unacceptable” because it doesn’t “meet the biological needs of the animals.” She noted that the nearby Children’s Pool is closed for five months annually to accommodate the harbor seal pupping season.

On the other side of the issue, Volker Hoehne, a member of the San Diego Waterman’s Alliance, said he and other ocean users are concerned about a closure of Point La Jolla and the environmental impact of the sea lions.

On March 11, La Jolla Community Planning Association President Diane Kane continued to push for an environmental impact report to look at the overall ramifications of sea lions being in the area.

“With increasing numbers of sea lions, La Jolla’s coastal and marine ecosystem is under stress,” Kane told commissioners. “Once-healthy tide pools in the haul-out areas are decimated, local fish populations are in decline, the health of the State Marine Reserve kelp forest is suffering, and both shark sightings and water pollution from marine mammal feces are on the rise. Meanwhile, human access to the once-pristine waters of La Jolla Cove is prohibited for months at a time and wildlife/human interaction increasingly ends in conflict.

“The current approach to marine mammal management is failing our ecosystem, and to continue it is folly. The LJCPA urges the CCC to require the preparation of an environmental impact report prior to issuing any further permits for closures at Point La Jolla for sea lion pupping season. The EIR should addresses the cumulative and indirect impacts of established pinniped colonies in La Jolla to provide decision-makers with scientific data and realistic management options that ensure the long-term sustainability of the fragile marine ecology off the La Jolla coast.”

But commissioners, who last year expressed worry about what some called the “out of control” human/sea lion situation at Point La Jolla, asked last week about any quick action they could take to address people getting close to pinnipeds, and they alluded to how their vote might go in April.

Commissioner Dayna Bochco said the panel needs to “move quickly” to “stop this behavior.”

“It’s just time now,” Bochco said. “It’s shocking that people have been this close to wildlife. I’m more concerned with the safety of the wildlife, but I would hate to see someone hurt.”

However, Coastal Commission Executive Director Jack Ainsworth said reviewing the seasonal closure is the “appropriate vehicle to move forward.”

Commission Chairwoman Donne Brownsey said: “I think you are hearing from the commission where we are leaning on this issue, and I hope that will be reflected … on that permit when it comes to us. Because this has gone too far for too long.”

The Coastal Commission next meets April 6-8 online. It isn’t yet known which of those days the Point La Jolla closure will be heard. Learn more at coastal.ca.gov. ◆

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